It’s nighttime in the city. There’s a hint of jasmine in the air. A startled cat runs across the piano keys. My neighbor keeps walking around upstairs. A man slowly falls out of love.

It’s Theme Time Radio Hour, with your host, Bob Dylan.

We’re going to need more ice.” ~ Diana Krall

Airing from 2006 to 2009, Theme Time Radio Hour with your host, Bob Dylan was a weekly satellite radio series that explored different topics through music, such as “Money,” “War,” and “Presidents.” …


The Wise Old Owl and the Callow Youth of America return to discuss the meaning of “Shadow Kingdom” and Mr. D.’s upcoming streaming concert

Callow Youth of America: Hey Woo! Long time no see. Wazzup!

The Wise Old Owl: It’s pronounced “Who,” youngster, and unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve heard about Bob Dylan’s streaming concert coming on July 18th.

CYA: Clue me in, daddy-o.

WOO: Here’s the June 16 Live Nation press release verbatim…

BOB DYLAN CONCERT SET TO AIR ON VEEPS JULY 18, BROADCAST PERFORMANCE WILL BE THE ARTIST’S FIRST IN NEARLY 30 YEARS

On Sunday, July 18, at 2pm PT, Veeps will present Bob Dylan in an exclusive concert performance. Shadow Kingdom will showcase the artist in an…


Myth has it that in 1963 a drunk Bob Dylan ad-libbed a speech at the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC) “Bill of Rights” fund-raising dinner that didn’t mean much of anything except maybe as one of Dylan’s first steps in distancing himself from the progressive Left and finger-pointin’ songs. Even then, insulting his audience for their age, baldness, and patronization of “Negroes” would probably have been forgotten as a minor pothole on the road of Bob Dylan’s journey through life if not for Lee Harvey Oswald.

Dylan’s sentiment that he… “saw some of myself in [Oswald]” just a few weeks…


Over the course of his career, Bob Dylan has announced — even started — a variety of projects that have never been released — at least not as they were originally described. Here’s three Bob Dylan legendary projects dear to my heart. Like their chameleon-like progenitor, the first two evolved into different forms. I still hold out hope for the last.

The Bob Cummings Show of the late `50s had the perfect title for a Dylan sitcom

“Love That Bob”
The Bob Dylan Sitcom That Became a Movie

According to comedian/writer/producer Larry Charles, Dylan, inspired by watching too many Jerry Lewis movies on his tour bus, contacted him with the idea of doing a vaudeville-style TV…


You can find Part 1 of the Theme Time Radio Hour “Whiskey” transcript here.

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Note: If you’re reading along, Part 2 of the transcript begins approximately 58:12 into the show

A transcript of the second half of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour 2020 Special: “Whiskey.” First broadcast September 21, 2020 on SiriusXM Radio.

The Ayrshire Bard, Robbie Burns


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A transcript of the first half of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour 2020 Special: “Whiskey.” First broadcast September 21, 2020 on SiriusXM Radio.

Diana Krall
It’s nighttime in the city. There’s a hint of jasmine in the air. A startled cat runs across the piano keys. My neighbor keeps walking around upstairs. A man slowly falls out of love.

It’s Theme Time Radio Hour, with your host, Bob Dylan.

We’re going to need more ice.

Bob Dylan
Hello, friends, and welcome back to Theme Time Radio Hour. I’m your host, Bob Dylan. To paraphrase Alexandre Dumas, in…


After 11 years, Bob Dylan is returning to his fabled Theme Time Radio Hour series, which will take over SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks (Ch. 27) with a brand-new show and a one-week limited-run channel featuring every episode of the original Theme Time, starting Monday, September 21 at 12pm ET.

First introduced in May 2006, Theme Time Radio Hour was a weekly one-hour radio show hosted by Bob Dylan, with each episode dedicated to a different topic, including “Money,” “Presidents,” and “Spring Cleaning.” The show was among the most-listened-to programs on all of satellite radio.

All of Dylan’s classic satellite Theme Time…


Why isn’t Billy The Kid Emerson credited on “Rough and Rowdy Ways”?

Credit Where Due: selected music mentioned in this article

Dig into the online ASCAP repertory and you’ll find some crazy stuff there. For example, the co-writers of “Beyond the Horizon,” a song released on Bob Dylan’s 2006 album, ‘Modern Times,” are listed as Robert Dylan, Wilhelm Groz (who wrote under the pseudonym of “Hugh Williams”), and James B. Kennedy.

We all know of “Robert” Dylan. The other two named are the authors of “Red Sails in the Sunset,” a popular classic from 1935. …


Bob Dylan, Gladys Bentley, and the music of Juneteenth Jamboree

“‘Fatso’ Bentley, singing about the Juneteenth Jamboree, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery. The State of Texas made Juneteenth an official holiday in 19 and 80, and its the only state to celebrate this event.

‘The Juneteenth Jamboree, where everything is strictly free. At the Juneteenth Jamboree there’s no shirking, no one’s working… if you really want to spree, chicks galore I guarantee. Grab your duds and come with me, to the Juneteenth Jamboree.’” …


Callow Youth of America: So, why all the noise about “Murder Most Foul”?

The Wise Old Owl: Outside of it being Bob effing Dylan we’re talking about — The Big Bubba of Rebellion, High Priest of Protest, the Czar of Dissent, the Duke of Disobedience, Leader of the Freeloaders, Kaiser of Apostasy, Archbishop of Anarchy, the Big Cheese — “Murder Most Foul” is the first original song he’s released since 2012.

And at 16 minutes 56 seconds, it’s also the longest song he’s ever released.

And it’s his first-ever #1 Song on a Billboard Chart.

Plus, it’s got all sort…

Fred Bals

Corporate Storyteller. Tech enthusiast. Mini Cooper fanboy. One-time chronicler of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour. Husband of Peggy. Human of Lily Rose.

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